Wat Nong Sikhunmuang, Luang Prabang

Wat Nong Sikhunmuang is located on Kounxoa Road, in the next block from Wat Sene. The roof colors are vibrant yellow and orange and the exterior gold decoration of the gable is set against a backdrop of deep red. The wat itself is whitewashed, which really sets off the deep gold framed windows along the sides.

As with many of the other wats we visted in Luang Prabang, monks’ housing is onsite and orange robes adorn railings.

I would like to go back to Luang Prabang and get some pictures of the 7-tiled dok so faa especially. Additionally, there is a famous bronze statue of Buddha inside the temple that amazingly survived a fire in 1774. It has become an icon for travelers, I suppose much the same was as the St. Christopher metal is for Catholics.

It has been 5 years since we visited Luang Prabang and I hope that tourism hasn’t changed it too much. If it has, I suppose I am partly to blame. Please enjoy the pictures I did get.